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Old 10-11-2011, 06:37 PM   #1 
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Been looking for a while...

Ive got this great plastic container, about 1.5 gallons. Granted, its not the ideal size for a betta, but i figured since the local petsmart has bettas that are about to die anyway, something is better than nothing. its not extremely deep, and im not a big fan of my sideways heater in my current tank.
the question i wanted to ask was if anyone knows of any heaters that aren't too long, but are adjustable.
Its bigger,1.5 gallons, but its like a sandwich container, a heater wouldnt melt the plastic right?
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #2 
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Hey beta guy, recently I have seen these mini heater sets for betta bowls at petco. I think there made by Tetra Finn, but in some store they just hang them in the side of the betta rackets. Its a dark round circle heater that has a diameter of about 3 1/2 in. Its about 20 bucks, go to your petsmart and see if they have any. ;)
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #3 
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Those round ones have been known to overheat the water and cook fish so be careful if you do buy one..There's one on amazing for like 9 dollars that is a safer, adjustable glass aquarium heater.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:20 PM   #4 
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don't get the non-adjustable, tetra heaters... they suck ... juss' sayin'

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Old 10-11-2011, 10:37 PM   #5 
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don't get the non-adjustable, tetra heaters... they suck gonads... juss' sayin'

This is a personal opinion ^^. :) I've used Tetras in 0.8g tanks and they worked amazing for me. I would caution anyone to test them first before leaving them in use with no supervision, like all heaters :)
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:52 PM   #6 
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yeah mine and my friends don't work, her fish (mollies) had froze to death, then they got another, same exact heater, and it still doesn't work, for our 10 gal. and its suppose to go to 15 gal.. nopers!
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:51 AM   #7 
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The presets ar set pretty low(like 76 or 78?) which durring the winter is better then no heater but i still don't reccomend them.

Go onlline and you can find adjustable ones for 9-27 bucks(dependingon brand and wattage and such)
heresone site:
http://www.kensfish.com/heaters.html

They also have good foods and filters and so on.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:55 AM   #8 
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Wow I meant there's one on *amazon..yikes
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:51 PM   #9 
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thanks everyone and bambi.
but will a heater melt the plastic?
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:19 PM   #10 
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No, it wont melt the plastic.
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